How do lifestyle factors and exposure to environmental substances affect our cancer risk?
by ashoree on Fri Feb 04, 2011 06:10 PM
Recently my mom was diagnosed with abdominal cancer and was told that it wasn't curable but it was treatable. She was supposed to start her chemo today and now they will not see her because she doesn't have insurance. She also has a catheter in her kidney, but now no doctors will see her. She was diagnosed with cervical cancer a little over a year ago and she had medicaid then, but once she started to receive disability in August they took it away claiming that her 1100 dollars a month in disability was too much money for her to recieve medicaid. Thankfully the cancer in her cervix was gone then trough chemo/radiation. We just don't know what to do now because she was supposed to start the chemo asap for abdominal cancer since it was said to be uncureable, only treatable. They basically told her she's going to die and she's only 42 years old. So without her being treated we dont know what to do, what other options are out there for cancer patients without insurance? Should she reapply for medicaid?
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